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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Starting and Connecting to Your Database » Running the database server » Introduction to running SQL Anywhere database servers


First steps

You can start a personal server running a single database in several ways:

  • On Windows, from the Start menu, choose Programs » SQL Anywhere 11 » SQL Anywhere » Personal Server Sample.
  • Execute the following command in the directory where demo.db is located to start both a personal server and a database called demo.db:
    dbeng11 demo
  • Use a database file name in a connection string.

    See Connecting to an embedded database.

Where to specify commands

You can specify commands in several ways, depending on your operating system:

  • Run the command at a command prompt.
  • Place the command in a shortcut or desktop icon.
  • Run the command in a batch file.
  • Include the command as a StartLine (START) connection parameter in a connection string. See StartLine connection parameter [START].

There are slight variations in how you specify the basic command from platform to platform.

Start the database server